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Muharram/Islamic New Year in Brunei

The Islamic New Year is on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the lunar Islamic calendar, which differs from the Gregorian calendar.

Is Muharram/Islamic New Year a Public Holiday?

Muharram/Islamic New Year is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

A lantern is often used as a symbol for the month of Muharram, the Islamic month of mourning.


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Muharram/Islamic New Year Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017FriSep 22Muharram/Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
2017SatSep 23Muharram/Islamic New Year observedPublic Holiday
2018WedSep 12Muharram/Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
2019SunSep 1Muharram/Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
2019MonSep 2Muharram/Islamic New Year observedPublic Holiday
2020ThuAug 20Muharram/Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
2021TueAug 10Muharram/Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
2022SatJul 30Muharram/Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
2023WedJul 19Muharram/Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
2024MonJul 8Muharram/Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
2025FriJun 27Muharram/Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
2025SatJun 28Muharram/Islamic New Year observedPublic Holiday
2026WedJun 17Muharram/Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
2027SunJun 6Muharram/Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
2027MonJun 7Muharram/Islamic New Year observedPublic Holiday

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